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ARM Assembly Language, 2nd Edition by Christopher Hinds, William Hohl

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Chapter 1

An Overview of Computing Systems

1.1 Introduction

Most users of cellular telephones don’t stop to consider the enormous amount of effort that has gone into designing an otherwise mundane object. Lurking beneath the display, below the user’s background picture of his little boy holding a balloon, lies a board containing circuits and wires, algorithms that took decades to refine and implement, and software to make it all work seamlessly together. What exactly is happening in those circuits? How do such things actually work? Consider a modern tablet, considered a fictitious device only years ago, that displays live television, plays videos, provides satellite navigation, makes international Skype calls, acts as a personal computer, and ...

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